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Re: Regurgitating Sun Conure

Posted by Debbie on 8/02/07
(8) Comments

    It seems to me that it could be either, so that it couldn't hurt to call
    the vet and ask.

    On 8/02/07, Glynis wrote:
    > I just recently purchased a Dusky conure. He is only 3 months old,
    > and recently he has had a bit of a cold. Sneezing, weezing,nasal
    > discharge and a little bit of runny droppings. I took him to the vet
    > and we got some antibiotics for him. We also switched his food to an
    > all organic. This past week, i have noticed him regurgitating. He
    > doesn't let it out of his mouth however, he just swallows it again.
    > This only seems to happen when he is being held by me or my boyfriend,
    > and when he seems to be excited. Is this normal behaviour or should i
    > be worried?
    > Thanks and sorry to hear about your birds Theresa, hope they are
    > better.
    > Glynis
    > On 5/18/07, Debbie wrote:
    >> I'm so sorry to hear about your conure and the other birds. I had
    >> read that there was a difference between regurgitating and vomiting,
    >> and it sounds like your bird must have been vomiting. I guess it's
    >> always good advice to get medical help. My conure hasn't been
    > losing
    >> any weight, though - When he reguritates on me, he usually eats most
    >> of it back up. It's quite yuckky, but it is consistent with all of
    >> his other behavior showing that he loves me. He is very jealous if
    > I
    >> pay a lot of attention to other members of our family, especially my
    >> husband. Based on what Lora and Connie had said, when he starts the
    >> head bobbing in anticipation of regurgitating, I tell him "no food"
    >> or "I don't want any food." He usually stops when I say that -
    >> although he often starts again a minute or two later unless I put
    > him
    >> down. We'll keep watching him for any signs of illness and in the
    >> meantime keep telling him not to give us food.
    >> Best of luck, and thank you Teresa, Connie and Lora.
    >> Debbie